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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Former Blue Angels Commander Relieved Of Current Post

Capt. Gregory McWherter Being Investigated For Misconduct While Leader Of The Demonstration team

The executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego was relieved of his duties April 18 by Commander, Navy Installations Command.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Hijacks Airliner, Seeks Asylum In Switzerland

Co-Pilot Took Control Of The Aircraft While Captain Was In The Lavatory ... Arrested On Landing

The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 has been arrested after hijacking the plane, flying it to Switzerland, and asking for political asylum after landing in Geneva.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Eight Skydivers Fatally Injured In Accident In Finland

Three Others, Including The Pilot, Jumped From The Airplane And Survived

Eight skydivers were fatally injured Sunday when the Comp Air 8 they were aboard suddenly fell from about 10,000 feet of altitude and impacted the ground. Three other people on board the airplane, including the pilot, managed to bail out using parachutes and survived with minor injuries.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

NASA Selects Commercial Crew Program Manager

Acting Manager Kathy Lueders Given Leadership Role

NASA has selected Kathy Lueders as program manager for the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). Lueders, who has served as acting program manager since October 2013, will help keep the nation's space program on course to launch astronauts from American soil aboard spacecraft built by American companies by 2017.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

FAA Issues SAIB For Various Hartzell Props

Guide Rod Corrosion May Lead To Inability To Adjust Prop Pitch

The FAA has released a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) warning of the potential for corrosion of the guide rods on various Hartzell propellers. The FAA says the corrosion could lead to the inability to adjust the pitch of the propellers.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Kansas Accident Fatally Injures Former State Lawmaker

Donald Dahl Was Test-Flying The Airplane Before It Was To Be Sold At Auction

A former member of the Kansas Legislature was fatally injured Friday when the Qicksilver GT500 he was flying went down in a pond south of Hillsboro, KS.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corp. Plans Dream Chaser Flights Later This Year

Dream Chaser, Boeing, And SpaceX Face NASA Evaluation In August

Sierra Nevada Corp. co-program director John Currie is reported to have said that the company will conduct additional drop tests of their Dream Chaser spacecraft at California’s Edwards Air Force Base in the fall of this year.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

NTSB Releases Factual Report In 2012 VA Helo Accident

Bell 407 Went Down In A Lake Resulting In Pilot's Fatal Injury

The NTSB has released a factual report detailing an accident that occurred August 24, 2012 near Abingdon, VA. The accident fatally injured the Airline Transport-rated pilot of the Bell 407 that impacted the water at South Holston Lake on a personal flight.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Teen Survives CA-HI Flight In Hawaiian Airlines Jet Wheel Well

Sixteen-Year-Old Climbed A Fence At San Jose Airport

A 16-year-old boy who had run away from home following an argument with his family is lucky to be alive after he stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet which flew from San Jose, CA to Maui, HI.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Goodyear Reveals Ten Finalists For Name The Blimp Contest

Nearly 15,000 Unique Entries Received By The Tiremaker For Its New Icon

After receiving nearly 15,000 unique submissions for its national "Name the Blimp" contest, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has selected 10 finalist names for its newest blimp. The finalist names were chosen based on multiple criteria.

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